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What kind of update program is this?

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    What kind of update program is this?

    I saw this while updating the GitHub application and I was wondering if this was some sort of official update library or something similar you can use for your own program?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

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  3. #3

    The problem is that you have provided no screenshot, no link, no reference to anything. We have no way of knowing what you are referring to.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

    You screenshot refers to GitHub being updated - is that what you are asking about? If so, GitHub info is available here. To make a go/no-go decision, you need to evaluate whether you are doing anything open-source related or are part of any MOOC which requires you to work with GiitHub etc...
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  5. #5

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Sigh. In the screenshot that I have provided you can see GitHub being updated. I want to know what update component/program/whatever the GitHub program is using as stated by my title​. To clarify, I have seen other programs update like this, using the exact same "program" (or whatever you'd like to call it) and I'm wondering which "program" it is.
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  6. #6

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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,177
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    OK people he's asking, is this Windows Installer, InstallShield, Wise Installation Studio, SetupBuilder or, MSI Studio...etc. I believe. darundo correct me if I'm wrong, I personally have no idea which one it is, but maybe someone else will.
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  7. #7

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    This explains what it is, mainly used by developers:
    HTG Explains: What Is GitHub and What Do Geeks Use It For?

    If you do not need it, uninstall it.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Cliff S you're right, that's what I'm looking for. I'm not asking what GitHub is or why it's updating or anything similar.

    I'm asking exactly​ what you said, Cliff S.
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What kind of update program is this?

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